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BSc Social and Political Sciences

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;
2. Use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.
- be able to communicate the results of their work;
- present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;
- evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;
3. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;
4. Appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
5. Demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.

Transferable (key) skills

1. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
2. Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;


1. Demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
2. Work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
3. Demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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